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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
361-749-4088
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 66
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Cocktails, Good View, Good Food, Not good if you do not smoke

We enjoyed eating here, the flounder is good and the cocktails excellent. Down side is they allow smoking in the restaurant so cigarette smoke was constantly wafting our way from the chain smoking girls. We did ask to move to another table but apparently management said the tables by the sunset... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Liss, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We walked in and there are st least four ladies standing there not assisting us,they told us we have to wait for the man to take our name. Ok so we are standing there at least five minutes then he finally came took our name and said it would be a few minutes. Then two more couples came in and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always enjoy eating here. Great food, service and atmosphere. I make it a point to eat at Virgina's every time I visit Port Aransas. Best waitress ever is Chrissy.

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Liss, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed eating here, the flounder is good and the cocktails excellent. Down side is they allow smoking in the restaurant so cigarette smoke was constantly wafting our way from the chain smoking girls. We did ask to move to another table but apparently management said the tables by the sunset view windows where for groups only. No one else... More 

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Midland, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We always make sure to have a meal here while in Port A mainly because of the location on the water. The food and service has always been good. I think you pay a little more for the ambience, but also my family likes their food better than other places on the island. My wife says the coconut shrimp is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had raw oysters that were good sized. Salad was fresh and tasty. We ate the fried seafood platter. Loved the batter! Went back for a second time!

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We like to go to Virginias for lunch. We avoid the dinner crowd and the lunch specials are good and reasonably priced. It's always a fun place to go but it gets crowed at night and you can't always get a good table

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Port Aransas, Texas
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Have eaten at Virginia's a number of times over the years. We usually go here because of the location on the water. Food is good but there are better places in Port Aransas. Wait staff are fantastic.

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Highland Village, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We chose to eat at the bar and could because it was just me and my husband. Did not want to wait for a table then act like we won the lottery when our name was called. Chose this restaurant because a friend said it was fun to watch to "watch the ships". All we saw were oil tankers....not impressive.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were in Port A for a wedding and it was Easter weekend. We just wanted a simple meal with outdoor seating and Virginia's did not disappoint! We were seated near the outside so we had an excellent view. We are margarita "snobs" and we were very happy with the way they made our margaritas. The seafood was fresh and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Virginia's has a great atmosphere and perfect location but the food is disappointing. Been there a few times now and seems like everything we've tried is frozen food and lacking in flavor. Not exactly what you would expect when you walk in...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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